It’s that time of the month again, where we see just how fragmented the world of Android actually is according to Google’s distribution figures. In January, Oreo is still struggling to gain traction while it seems Nougat is almost ready to overtake Marshmallow in the rankings.
When compared to December’s distribution figures, we can see the following changes in market share:
- Oreo: +0.2%
- Nougat: +3.0%
- Marshmallow: -1.1%
- Lollipop: -1.2%
- KitKat: -0.6%
- Jelly Bean: -0.3%
- Ice Cream Sandwich: 0.0%
- Gingerbread: 0.0%
Just like in December, Nougat is the big mover in January, and I’m still convinced that Marshmallow will lose its top spot next month as it continues losing ground. Lollipop lost 1.2% of its share, making it the biggest loser this time around with KitKat and Jelly Bean also on the downward spiral.
With all the Oreo updates going out in the past couple of weeks, maybe Googles newest version of Android will gain some momentum to finally breach the 1% mark. Maybe. With smartphone manufacturers like Sony still launching phones running Android 7.1.1 Nougat at CES 2018, Nougat would appear to be set as the top dog this year.